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Pronunciation: ă-drē′nō-mi-met′ik

Definition: Having an action similar to that of the compounds epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are liberated from the suprarenal medulla and adrenergic nerves; term proposed to replace the less accurate term, sympathomimetic.

[adreno- + G. mimētikos, imitative]

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